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Dr. David Horvath

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Research Scientist

Currently resides in TX
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Areas of Expertise
Targets: Earth, Mars, Titan
Disciplines/Techniques: Climate, Geology, Geomorphology, Numerical modeling, Remote sensing, Volcanism

Research Interests

Dr. David Horvath's research focuses on the hydrology and climate histories of Mars and Titan, taking a systems-science approach combining numerical modeling of surface, subsurface, and atmospheric systems with analysis of the geomorphology, geology, topography, and spectral data. Recent research includes characterizing the hydrology and climate of early Mars modeling the deposition of Mt. Sharp sediment in the past Gale crater lake and the analysis of an extremely young, pristine pyroclastic deposit on Mars.

Professional History

Dr. Horvath graduated from St. Mary's University in San Antonio, TX with a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Mathematics in 2010. As an undergraduate he worked as an undergraduate research assistant at Southwest Research Institute primarily focused on ultraviolet spectroscopy of Mars and the Moon. He received his PhD in Geophysics from the Colorado School of Mines in 2017 studying the hydrocarbon-based hydrological cycle of Titan and the late-stage hydrology of Gale crater, Mars. Before joining PSI, he was a postdoctoral research associate with the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory at the University of Arizona.

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